Young Adult Novels: The Throwback
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When books are marketed, it’s important to know what audience the book is being marketed to. Knowing the demographics of the audience plays a key role in knowing who you’re trying to get the book to. That could include anything from gender to genre preference. Age can be another key to deciding who to market a book towards. In recent years however, I’ve noticed that age doesn’t play as big of a role in many people’s reading choices. Young Adult novels in particular, are popular among many older audiences. What makes these novels so alluring to adult readers?

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Closet Writers Unite: What is a writing collective?
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Many writers prefer to work alone, but at some point, all writers need feedback on their writing, or at least encouragement and a chance to share ideas with other writers to find out what works and what doesn’t.

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ECO-FICTION: Inspired by Climate Change and Environmental Awareness
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This growing niche of literature is becoming a large, explosive platform for authors and readers alike to come together and voice concerns and hopes, as well as brainstorm solutions and reforms so that the human race might be more inspired to take real, affirmative action to help curb the increasingly negative effects of climate change.

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Turning Jealousy into Success…or, What YOU Can Do to be the Featured Expert
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Carolyn Howard Johnson shares some tips on how to take positive action and get that featured expert spot with the media.

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Grief: A Reflection of What We Love – A Central Role in Fiction
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by Megan Weiss, Author of The Familiar Dead: Ghosts and Spiritualism in American Culture We have been lonely.  We have been sad.  We have been angry and in denial.  The last year has been the ultimate test.  But still, we continue to hope, and plug along. The thing about grief is that though it has…

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The Next One: One Author’s Perspective and Tips for Writing Beyond Your Debut Novel
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TC Schueler won the Gold Medal in the 2020 Reader Views Literary Awards for the Horror category. Today he shares some tips for writing your second (or third, or tenth) novel.

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The Reader Views Literary Awards Program – Meet Our Sponsors!
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It’s official, the 2021-2022 Reader Views Literary Awards are now open for submissions! Last week we unveiled a number of enhancements to the program and are happy to report these changes have been well received by all. This week we want to introduce you to the folks that help us make this event possible – our sponsors.

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Taking it to the Next Level – The 2021-2022 Literary Awards Program
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If you’ve ever talked with us you know how passionate we are about working with and promoting Indie authors – you inspire us! Today, we’re excited to share with you some of the ways we are taking the Reader Views Literary Awards program to the next level!

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“Help a Reporter Out” Can Be a Boon for Your Career
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When I speak at writers’ groups, I am always amazed at how many writers don’t seem to know about Help a Reporter Out, also called HARO. Or they don’t know how to make it work very well for them. I know because the pencils come out and hands go up.

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Someone’s Story: A Retrospective on an Award-Winning Indie Author Journey
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Today B.A. Bellec reflects on some of the incredible experiences of his indie author journey. What began as a stay-at-home-and-finish-your-novel project during the pandemic turned into an exciting award-winning trip with multiple literary programs, including yours truly, Reader Views, as Someone’s Story won the Reader Views Kids Best YA Book of the Year and the Gold Medal in the Teen/YA category, along with being the Regional Winner for Canada West!

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